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Helambu Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Helambu Trek

Trip Cost: 0

Duration: 9 Days

Destination: Helambu

Activities: cultural and sightseeing tour

Type: tea house trek

Accommodation: Tourist standard in Kathmandu and Lodge during trek 

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek

Difficulty: Moderate

Max Altitude: 3,650 m

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Route Map:

Route Map:
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Check list
  • Altitude Map

Helambu trekking is short and virgin destination in Langtang region. Helambu the region of highland villages and hyolmo people and best for those trekkers who want to enjoy the grace of Langtang region in a very short time. Helambu is the perfect blend of nature and culture where one can enjoy the dramatic nature along with rich culture of Tibetan origin. In the trek you will visit some famous Buddhist monasteries and cross the Lauribina La pass enjoying great Himalayan scenery. It improvise trajectory with majestic mountain view of Langtang and Tibetan region. Helambu trekking is heritage of this region which precisely, offer cultural diversity and breathtaking Himalayas to behold for rejoice.  

The Helambu region is famous for its highland villages, sweet apples and monasteries. Helambu is the big settlement; here we can find oldest and biggest monastery of Langtang region. On the trail we cross some valley, fertile fields, waterfalls, viewpoints and forests complete the trail. We can see Hyolmo culture is famous in here. This place is home of Hyolmo people so the name Helambu came from the Hyolmo origin. Tarkeghyang is known as Helambu village. In village you will visit old and popular monastery and enjoy the culture of Helmbu people.

Helambu trek starts from Sundarijal which is at 45 minutes drive from Kathmandu valley. After an hour of hiking on stone stairs along Sundarijal River through the forest you will enter Shivapuri National Park. This trail is famous for Gosaikunda trek in Langtang region. Crossing a dam through subtropical oak forest you will reach first settlement inhibited by Tamang people at Mulkharka. From Mulkharka trekking through the oak and rhododendron forest again you will reach your destination of the day at Chisapani. Trek from Chisapani to Bhanjyang and then to Gulbhanjyang. From Gul bhanjyang you will trek uphill and descend downhill to reach Kutumsang. Continuing the steep train through rhododendron and fir forest you will reach Yurin Danda and then to Thadepati. From Helambu you will trek back to Sermathang and then Timbu and drive to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400 m) Arrival Day.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing day.

Day 03: Drive 17 km to Sundarijal, trek to Chisapani (2,100 m).~ 45 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2,426 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 05: Trek to Tharepati (3,650 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 07: Trek to Semanthang (2,610 m).~ 4-5 hours

Day 08: Trek to Timbu and drive back to Kathmandu (1,400 m).~ 2 hours drive

Day 09: Departure day

More Information

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is most concern part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisine. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off stuck. It is very hard and takes week or more for caravan and porter to brings the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will arrange in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottle water and mineral water in additional cost. It will better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodge are fairly basic, some tea house you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spare with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charge Camera, Mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter he will carry 30 kg it means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porter will carry your necessary stuff in duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we have good health, average physical fitness, passionate, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (March-May) is the best season for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but tempters could be most harsh for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us for your departure date.

Important notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu valley (1400 m).
Upon your arrival Yarsa treks representative will assist you from international airport to hotel. After getting rest and and refreshed we will arrange nepali dinner with various cultural shows and rest overnight.

Day 02: Tour over Kathmandu valley.
Today we take you to a short tour around Kathmandu city to visit the famous world heritage sites Hindus holy temple Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and sightseeing spots. Prepare for tomorrow trip and rest overnight.

Day 03: Drive Sundarijal and trek Chisapani (2,100 m).
Today we drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal for 30min and the start the trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani (2300 m) walking for 4hours. On the way we will see the beautiful view of Sundarijal and enters the Shivapuri national park and 1hour walk will bring us to small electricity project. After electricity project we will be in first inhabited settlement Mulkharka. Next, we ascend through rhododendron and oak forest to reach chisapani. After reaching Chisapani we will explore around Chisapani and rest overnight sundarijal Rest overnight.

Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2,426 m).
Today we trek from Chisapani all the way to Kutumsang (2,446 m) walking for 7hours. Our trail descends through fields and meadows with the view of Langtang Mountains. Next we pass through Pathi Bhanjgang to climb ridge we will take another pass. After crossing the pass our trail moves downhill to Kutumsang and rest overnight.

Day 05: Trek Kutumsang to Tharepati (3,650 m).
Today we trek from kutumsang to Tharepati (3,650m) walking for 6hours. We start trek climb above kutumsang and cross rhododendron and fir forest. Here we can’t find permanent settlement and trail moves through Yurin Danda. From here we can see the breathtaking view of Himalayan and after short walk we will be in Tharepati and rest overnight.

Day 06:Trek Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m).
Today we trek from Tharepati all the way to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m) walking for 6 hours. Our trail descend to Melamchi khola (in this river drinking water project for Kathmandu valley taking progress) and trek up to Sherpa settlement with the glistening view of Himalayas around us. Here we can visit the biggest and oldest monastery of this region. This beautiful Sherpa village known as Helambu and rest overnight.

Day 07: Trek Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2,610 m).
Today we trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2,610 m) walking for 3-4 hours. Our trek cross streams and waterfalls and reach wide valley between ancient Sherpa village of Gangyul and we will be in Sermanthang and Rest overnight.

Day 08: Trek to Timbu and drive to Kathmandu.
Today we trek from Sermanthang all the way to Timbu walking for 3-4 hours and the drive for 2 hours all the way back to Kathmandu. We trek to Timbu through forest and several villages. After pass through several villages, forests and fertile fields, we will reach Timbu. Next, we drive 2 hours to Kathmandu. Celebrate last night of your tour and rest overnight.

Day 09: Final departure.
Today after the lunch Yarsa treks will assist you to international airport for your safe departure. There will be the short farewell program before your departure.

Cost Include:

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • All accommodation with breakfast at a Tourist standard HOTEL in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fee and tourist charge and National Park Permits fee throughout the trek.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • All national transportation fee.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Exclude:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Extra food and beverage charge.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment’s
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Emergency rescue charge.

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag 
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.


1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash


1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

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